of bonnie waleed in northwest libba. they are not encounters any resistance but they're trying to persuade tribal elders loyal to ghadafi to give up without a fight. there is some speculation the deposed dictator may be in hiding in the area. >>> no matter what happens with ghadafi, libyans are already celebrating the end of his dictatorship and the beginning of the post-ghadafi era. barry peterson reports from tripoli. >> reporter: by the thousands last night, they came to tripoli, central square. celebrating the end of ghadafi's tyranny never seems to get old. and libyans can now play on the fancy beaches, once reserved for ghadafi's elite. the filth that was ghadafi he says has been washed away. but a fight looms as rebels surround cities still loyal to ghadafi. the rebels are trying to talk their way in. offering reassurances if the cities will surrender. >> don't you worry. just give up your guns. and you are safe. not just come and attack them and kill them. this is the ghadafi way of doing things. >> reporter: high on the rebel's agenda, getting libyan's oil industry working again.